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Qualitative Analysis of Batch Preparing Cryopreserved Fresh Platelet Rich Plasma

Qualitative Analysis of Batch Preparing Cryopreserved Fresh Platelet Rich Plasma

Cryopreservation can prevent lactic acid accumulation, pH reduce and activation of GPIIb/IIIa. (3) The membrane of partial platelets are affected by freezing and thawing.

Acute Renal Failure After Cardiopulmonary Bypass Surgery

Acute Renal Failure After Cardiopulmonary Bypass Surgery

Prevention of this disastrous complication appears to be better than treatment once it is fully established. However newer aggressive forms of early renal replacement/transplant therapies may have some promise.

Role of Protein Kinase C- (PKC) in Isoflurane-Induced Cardioprotection

Role of Protein Kinase C- (PKC) in Isoflurane-Induced Cardioprotection

Although isoflurane preconditioning resulted in a reduction in infarct size at all concentrations used, the protection was mediated by phosphorylation and translocation of PKC only at 0.4 MAC.

Platelet Gel Billing Summary

Platelet Gel Billing Summary

Currently the only way to be reimbursed for Autologous Platelet Rich Plasma for chronic non-healing wounds by Medicare is through a CMS approved clinical trial.

Total Arterial Revascularisation: Effect of Avoiding Cardiopulmonary Bypass on In-Hospital Mortality and Morbidity in a Propensity-Matched Cohort

Total Arterial Revascularisation: Effect of Avoiding Cardiopulmonary Bypass on In-Hospital Mortality and Morbidity in a Propensity-Matched Cohort

Off-pump coronary surgery with complete arterial revascularisation can significantly reduce in-hospital morbidity and lengths of stay compared to conventional on-pump coronary surgery.

Hemodynamic Changes During Posterior Vessel Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass: Comparison Between Deep Pericardial Sutures and Vacuum-Assisted Apical Suction Device

Hemodynamic Changes During Posterior Vessel Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass: Comparison Between Deep Pericardial Sutures and Vacuum-Assisted Apical Suction Device

Displacement of the heart using either a deep pericardial suture technique or a vacuum-assisted apical suction device caused a significant decrease in SVI. The hemodynamic changes during OM grafting were smaller when using a vacuum-assisted apical suction device.

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A Review of Anti-Inflammatory Strategies in Cardiac Surgery

The overall conclusion is that although certain strategies reduce plasma levels of inflammatory mediators, convincing evidence of significant clinical benefits is yet to come.

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Left Ventricular Assist Device Performance With Long-Term Circulatory Support: Lessons From the REMATCH Trial

Despite the observed rates of device malfunction and replacement, LVAD implantation confers clinically significant improvement with regard to survival as compared with medical management.

Hemodynamic Changes During Posterior Vessel Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass: Comparison Between Deep Pericardial Sutures and Vacuum-Assisted Apical Suction Device

Hemodynamic Changes During Posterior Vessel Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass: Comparison Between Deep Pericardial Sutures and Vacuum-Assisted Apical Suction Device

Displacement of the heart using either a deep pericardial suture technique or a vacuum-assisted apical suction device caused a significant decrease in SVI. The hemodynamic changes during OM grafting were smaller when using a vacuum-assisted apical suction device.

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A Review of Anti-Inflammatory Strategies in Cardiac Surgery

The overall conclusion is that although certain strategies reduce plasma levels of inflammatory mediators, convincing evidence of significant clinical benefits is yet to come.

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Left Ventricular Assist Device Performance With Long-Term Circulatory Support: Lessons From the REMATCH Trial

Despite the observed rates of device malfunction and replacement, LVAD implantation confers clinically significant improvement with regard to survival as compared with medical management.

A Prospective Randomized Study to Evaluate the Effect of Leukodepletion on the Rate of Alveolar Production of Exhaled Nitric Oxide During Cardiopulmonary Bypass

A Prospective Randomized Study to Evaluate the Effect of Leukodepletion on the Rate of Alveolar Production of Exhaled Nitric Oxide During Cardiopulmonary Bypass

Continuous arterial line leukocyte-depletion significantly reduces the rate of alveolar production of exhaled nitric oxide after cardiopulmonary bypass. Changes in the rate of alveolar production of exhaled nitric oxide may be used as a marker of pulmonary inflammation in coronary artery surgery.

The Influence of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery

The Influence of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery

Patients with type 2 diabetes who are undergoing CABG surgery experience significantly more total operative mortality compared to nondiabetic patients, even after controlling for multiple variables.

Flow in Coronary Bypass Conduits On-Pump and Off-Pump

Flow in Coronary Bypass Conduits On-Pump and Off-Pump

There were no major differences in conduit flow on-pump versus off-pump. Conventional coronary artery bypass grafting on-pump may restore up to approximately half of the normal resting coronary artery blood flow (250 mL/min).

AmSECT Today Newsletter (December 2004)

AmSECT Today Newsletter (December 2004)

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The ‘Gray Area’ of Malpractice Risk Management Keeps Problems from Becoming Lawsuits

The ‘Gray Area’ of Malpractice Risk Management Keeps Problems from Becoming Lawsuits

Every medical practice should consider forming its own CRC as a way of actively managing liability risks. The payoff in terms of reduced tort claims, improved practice reputation, and regulatory compliance is incalculable.

Professional Liability Insurance Terms

Professional Liability Insurance Terms

Claims-Made Coverage: Claims-made policies cover policyholders for alleged acts of malpractice that take place and are reported to the carrier during the policy period. Claims-made policy premiums are relatively low for the first few years due to the fact that there is often a significant lag between when a treatment is administered and the filing…

Ischaemia-Reperfusion Injury Activates Matrix Metalloproteinases in the Human Heart

Ischaemia-Reperfusion Injury Activates Matrix Metalloproteinases in the Human Heart

Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases (TIMPs) regulate matrix remodelling in the heart and play a pivotal role in myocardial dysfunction immediately following ischaemia-reperfusion injury ex vivo in rats.

Relationship Between Cerebral Injury and Inflammatory Responses in Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery With Cardiopulmonary Bypass

Relationship Between Cerebral Injury and Inflammatory Responses in Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery With Cardiopulmonary Bypass

In conclusion, it is considered that ghrelin as well as S-100B can be a useful marker for the prediction of stoke after CPB. Increase of TNF-alpha, interleukin-10 and soluble TNF-receptor I after CPB may be involved in the pathogenesis of stroke after CPB.

Controversial Significance of Early S100B Levels After Cardiac Surgery

Controversial Significance of Early S100B Levels After Cardiac Surgery

We conclude that the clinical value of S100B as a predictive measurement of postoperative cognitive dysfunction after cardiac surgery is limited.

Experimental Study of the Effect of Platelet-Rich Plasma on Osteogenesis in Rabbit

Experimental Study of the Effect of Platelet-Rich Plasma on Osteogenesis in Rabbit

In this study, PRP compounded with porous bioceramic was used to repair a bone defect in rabbit radius. The radiographic and histological qualitative and quantitative observations were performed to evaluate osteogenesis.

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Diagnosis and Treatment of Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia

Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is a major side effect secondary to the administration of heparin. This syndrome is serious and potentially life threatening.

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Negative Fluid Displacement: An Alternative Method to Assess Patency of Arterial Line Cannulation

With increased use of femoral cannulation for minimally invasive cardiac surgical procedures, this RAP technique can enhance the perfusionist’s and the surgeon’s ability to safely perform bypass in the presence of higher dissection risk.

Cardiopulmonary Bypass Strategy During Concomitant Surgical Treatment of Mitral Valve Disease and Atrial Fibrillation

Cardiopulmonary Bypass Strategy During Concomitant Surgical Treatment of Mitral Valve Disease and Atrial Fibrillation

The conduct of CPB and myocardial protection play a central role in the surgical strategy by improving intraoperative feasibility and effectiveness of radio frequency ablation and preventing some of the potential postoperative complications related to the procedure.